Plans for expansion at Pretoria Loblaws

The OECA has received confirmation from Loblaws' head office in Toronto that an approximately 5,300 square foot expansion is forthcoming to the Pretoria Loblaws. The single-storey expansion into the adjacent parking lot is expected to start in June 2013 and be finished by late fall 2013. The expansion will allow the store to expand food items and general merchandise. The OECA will post new information/updates as they become available.

Planning survey results and Complete Streets petition

The 2011 Origin-Destination Survey results are in! This survey gives a comprehensive look at the transportation habbits of Ottawa area residents. The City will use these results as a major input to the Transportation Master Plan. Have a look at the trends for yourself.

Help make Complete Streets a priority in Ottawa! Sign the Complete Streets Petition.

Main Street Renewal Open House scheduled for June 17

The Main Street Renewal Open House has been scheduled for June 17, 2013. More details about the time and location will be provided as soon as they become available.

At the April 10, 2013, Working Group Meeting on the Main Street Renewal, five options were presented. The OOECA supports the redesign of Main Street so that it becomes a comfortable and safe route for pedestrians and cyclists. The association is encouraged by the city's willingness to consider the "complete streets" approach shown in the attached Option 5 but suggest that wide sidewalks and safe cycling lanes should continue the full length of Main Street, rather than ending at Immaculata High School as the city is now proposing. See the working group's April 10 presentation for an in-depth look at the options and more information on cycle tracks (as presented in Option5 ).

Traffic Advisory for April 2 for section of Colonel By Drive

On Tuesday, April 2, a section of Colonel By Drive, between Daly Avenue and Main Street, will be temporarily closed to motorists from 9:30 to 11 a.m. During the closure, motorists are asked to use Queen Elizabeth Drive.

Later in the afternoon, a 250 metre section of the northbound lane of Queen Elizabeth Drive, near Fifth Avenue, will be temporarily closed to motorists from 1 to 3 p.m. Flag persons and traffic cones will allow one lane of traffic to proceed past the equipment. These closures are required to remove the skate rental trailers needed for the Rideau Canal Skateway operations.

Update on ramp at Old Town Hall

The City of Ottawa has changed the ramp design that will allow barrier-free access to Old Town Hall according to the input received from the OECA and CAG. Click to view the revised design.

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